Middle East

Iraq captures high-ranking Isis leader wanted by US

Iraq said on Monday it has detained a top leader of Islamic State and a long-time al-Qaeda operative in a cross-border operation.Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi tweeted the news, identifying the man as Sami Jasim, who oversees Islamic State’s financial operations and served as the deputy leader of Isis under the late Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.While our ISF heroes focused on securing the elections, their INIS colleagues were conducting a complex external operation to capture Sami Jasim, who…


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